All business majors must take the basic business core, plus three 300-level elective courses. MB 399 - Professional Internship In Business may not be counted as satisfying one of the three 300-level elective requirements of the major..
The suggested course sequence for the major is: MB 107 , EC 104 , MB 234 , EC 103 , MB 235 , EC 237 , MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 235 , MB 306 , MB 338 , 300-level electives (three); MB 349 (senior year only). Students planning to study abroad during their junior year must have completed MB 234 and MB 235 and EC 237 before they go.
Students preparing to major in business are expected to be proficient in English composition and grammar, mathematics, economics, and computer applications. In addition to those courses already required for the major that are out of the discipline, these proficiencies may be strengthened by taking the following courses: MA 111 , and CS 106 .
WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: Written communication skills are an essential part of education in management and business. The Management and Business Department is committed to helping students enhance their writing skills in order to advance their ability to communicate in written form and to prepare them for their professional careers. From the cornerstone course (MB 107) through the Department’s 200- and 300-level curriculum to the capstone course (MB 349), business students are expected to write at a high level of proficiency. Students will learn the conventions of writing in the discipline through an array of assignments, including case study analyses, strategic business proposals, literature reviews, critical essays, research papers, and financial forecasting and projections. The Department provides each student with an Assessment Rubric that outlines standards and expectations for written assignments. While the successful completion of MB 107 and MB 349 explicitly fulfills the writing requirement in Management and Business, the Department expects students to demonstrate writing competence in all departmental courses.
In conjunction with other departments, the Management and Business Department offers interdepartmental majors in business-economics, business-French, business-German, business-Spanish, business-government, and business-mathematics. See Interdepartmental Majors .